Issue 229 saw a widening out of content for the magazine, with both internal looks at issues of interest to the anarchist movement and analysis of events in the wider world, including the headline article on the aftermath of the Grek riots at the end of 2008 and over the economic crisis gripping the world.
In focus: In the first of a three-part series, Tom Gaynor looks at New Labour’s time in power.
News: Laura Norder enters the Sparrow’s Nest, Nottingham’s archive of liberty.
Interview: Black Flag talks to Irish anarchist Andrew Flood about his recent journey into the weird and wonderful world of US activism.
Investigation: Paul Stott on media attempts to link Islamist terror to 19th century anarchists.
Interview: Rob Ray talks to a member of the Legal Defence and Monitoring Group about protest and policing.
Theory: The Anarchist Federation bring their perspective to the economic crisis.
Analysis: Iain McKay remarks on the tendency of writers to impose their own prejudices on anarchist theory in defiance of reality.
History: Continuing our look at anarchists past, Ade Dimmick writes on Simone Weil.
Radical Reprint: Malatesta explains why anarchism is not a destructive creed but a creative one.
History: Glasgow’s Bloody Friday in 1919.
Interview: Mark Leir on his new biographical account of Mikhail Bakunin.
Review: Live Working or Die Fighting by Paul Mason.
Review: The Anarchist FAQ.
Reviews column: Hob’s Choice, rounding up some of the best new pamphlets available.
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